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Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to full-time and part-time employment, there are a variety of ways you can take part in our mission of service to the poor and vulnerable. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities and Internships with Catholic Charities.

Employment listings are updated weekly. Last Update: June 14, 2019

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to ccanohr@ccano.org.
You may also fax this information to (504) 310-6945.
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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has openings for the following positions.
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CIARA INDEPENDENT LIVING

Maintenance Worker (Part-time)
Responsible for: cleaning grounds and provide basic maintenance for Ciara Independent Living apartments.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide basic maintenance to three apartment complexes.
  • Clean grounds and maintain lawn and other greenery.
  • Clean Ciara Independent office space on a weekly basis.
  • Respond first to damaged property; assess whether outside vendor needs to be called for repairs.
  • Assist/coach residents with maintaining clean apartments.
  • Prepare/submit the required records and reports in a timely manner.
  • Handle basic communication with contractors.
  • Preform weekly/monthly property inspections.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a basic knowledge of apartment maintenance. Must have reliable transportation and able to travel to all three complexes. High school diploma required.

COUNSELING SOLUTIONS

Community Mental Health Professional
The Mental Health Professional is responsible for assessing the material and emotional needs of clients, developing a plan and goals for treatment, coordinating case management services with other providers, and providing the clients with counseling interventions and behavioral health treatment services. This position requires proven ability to function independently and adequate experience and/or specialized knowledge in the specific area to counsel and educate clients. It requires proven interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Experience providing Medicaid billable services in a community based setting preferred.

Minimum qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field, and current licensure as a mental health professional (LPC, LCSW, PLPC, LMSW), previous experience in area of client population desired.

Essential functions of position:

  • Evaluates client needs and formulates a long and short-term service plan.
  • Provide counseling and clinical intervention services addressing mental health and substance abuse concerns in a community setting.
  • Ability to travel to client homes/other community locations to meet with clients for at least 51% of clinical sessions.
  • Intervene in crisis situations with clients.
  • Track and maintain necessary authorizations with managed care organizations for assigned clients.
  • Completing clinical assessment with clients as needed.
  • Responsible for developing treatment goals and plan in collaboration with the client and the assigned case manager.
  • Complete all necessary documentation to meet ethical and billing requirements.
  • Bi monthly coordination meeting with Clinical Director to discuss services and consult.
  • Attend all required program meetings.
  • Submits reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor.
  • Physical Demands: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primary administrative nature.
  • Stand less than 33% of time.
  • Walk between 33% to 66% of time.
  • Use of hand to finger, handle or feel required over 66% of time.
  • Use of hands and arms to reach over 66% of time.
  • Climb (stairs) between 33% and 66% of time.
  • Full ability to talk and hear.
  • Correctable vision required.
  • Able to lift/carry up to 30lbs.

DEAF ACTION CENTER

PRN Sign Language Interpreter
The sign language interpreter is responsible for facilitating and maintains a means of communication between the deaf, hard of hearing, interpreters, service providers and hearing individuals.

Know/How:

This position requires a hearing individual Qualified in American Sign Language, capable of Interpreting in the deaf community.

It requires the ability to communicate (interpret) effectively in the following fields. . Medical, Mental Health, Community, Occupational, Governmental, Educational, and Personal.

It requires the ability to communicate effectively with the Administrator, Interpreter Coordinator, and Service Providers, both deaf and hearing individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidate will be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma/GED, will have submitted completed application forms and required documentation to Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (if certified). Abide by state laws, rules and regulations, and abide by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct. Candidate must have Drivers License, Insurance and dependable, reliable means of transportation to and from assignments.

Principal Activities:

Interprets American Sign Language to spoken English (sign to voice interpreting), spoken English to American Sign Language (voice to sign language), manual English to spoken English (sign to voice transliterating), spoke English to manual English (voice to sign transliterating), oral interpreting/transliterating (voice), and tactile interpreting, transliterating (for the deaf-blind)

Responsible for submitting interpreting invoices for billing purposes on bi weekly basis.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ESL Site Facilitator (PRN)
The Site Facilitator will have many duties, including the general coordination of all of the classes at their site(s).  They will be responsible for registering incoming students and volunteers, administering pre- and post-tests, and collecting any donations.  The Site Facilitator will also need to check-in with volunteer and/or paid teachers every day to ensure that they have everything that they need and that they are following all policies and procedures.  If an instructor is absent for any reason, the Site Facilitator will be responsible for making a decision to either combine classes or teach the class.  Site Facilitators will be required to participate in an orientation and be trained in administering standardized assessments, filling out registration forms, and be comfortable observing other teachers as well as giving feedback and modeling best teaching practices.  They will be required to attend staff meetings each semester and maintain a working relationship with the ESL Program Manager, who will assist them with any issues that may arise. High School Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting ESL Program Manager with management of student and volunteer files, tests, maintaining inventory of books and classroom supplies
  • Collecting sign in sheets and lesson plans
  • Maintaining positive, mutually beneficial relationships with community partners such as churches and universities
  • Publishing promotional fliers in English and other languages
  • Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective students and volunteers
  • Completing data entry of student attendance and testing results on an accurate and timely basis.

Requirements for position

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and willingness to work with speakers of other languages. Bilingual candidates with the ability to perform the following tasks in Spanish/Arabic/Vietnamese encouraged to apply:
    • Explain the program, class times and enrollment options in person and over the phone
    • Assist students as they fill out registration forms
    • Make general announcements and refer students to other social services as needed
  • Attendance at mandatory trainings, including some evenings/weekends. Successful participation in professional development as required by funders, including in person and online trainings such as WorkReady U Instructor Certification Course and CASAS test administrator training
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test per Catholic Charities’ requirements
  • Computer skills (email, Word, excel, google drive, etc.)
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and maintain a positive attitude in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to the position
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Attend mandatory CCANO orientation for new employees (takes place on Monday mornings); complete Safe Environment training as required by HR policy.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Time Commitment: Part time, 12-16 hours per week
Literacy & Workforce Coordinator
CCANO’s English as a Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for non-native speakers. Our goal is to help improve students’ English literacy so they can become confident and successful in their life goals and as members of the community.

Essential Job Responsibilities:  In order to increase the capacity of Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program, the Literacy & Workforce Coordinator will be asked to manage CCANO’s literacy programming for immigrants, as well as supervise and coordinate staff who are involved in this programming.  Work will focus initially on strengthening and sustaining the Family Literacy project, which aims to increase that accessibility of English literacy services by providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to intergenerational learning. Family literacy programs address the literacy needs of both adults and children with the understanding that different generations have varying educational needs that intersect and diverge in dynamic ways.  This involves:

  • Utilizing evidence-based literacy strategies to develop a curriculum that provides ESL instruction to adults and children in both separate and combined settings;
  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing a range of effective and innovative literacy & workforce practices through individualized, classroom-based support to ESL learners and various activities such as:
    • individual discussions (informal and formal);
    • coaching sessions;
    • demonstration lessons with pre- and post-discussion/analysis;
    • study groups;
    • staff meetings; and
    • professional development programs
  • Expanding job readiness programming and developing curriculum for soft skills and/or create vocational tracks
  • Evaluating student success and assisting with placing students in appropriate intervention and support services;
  • Supervise Americorps VISTA Member(s) and Success Coach; Supporting the Americorps VISTA Member in recruiting, training, and managing volunteers;
  • Collect and analyze individual progress data and develop action plans in response to determined student needs as well as monitor intervention effectiveness and progress;
  • Developing and conducting the monitoring and evaluation of program data, and completing reports as needed;
  • Developing and managing relationships with partner agencies, universities, and community-based organizations;
  • Assisting with job fairs as needed;
  • Working closely with the Program Manager and other tasks as needed or assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related field from an accredited institution preferred;   
  • Project management experience preferred; 
  • Classroom instruction experience preferred, classroom management/presentation/facilitation skills valued;
  • Fully bilingual (English-Spanish or English-Arabic) candidates required.  Proficiency in other languages valued;
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural immigrant children, adults, and families;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships;
  • Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.  Facility with database use required.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES/ FOOD FOR SENIORS

CDL Driver (Baton Rouge)
Responsible for activities related to delivery of commodity foods; assists in other activities related to receiving , storing, packing and delivering food, as needed; may assist serving participants at food sites; works with diverse groups of people. Position requires frequent lifting and moving; must be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or equivalent, one year driving experience preferred. Needs to read and write legibly and use math skills. Must have medical exam and pass initial and random drug/alcohol screening. Valid Louisiana CDL license required. Need for Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Packer
Responsible for packing food boxes for participants and recording inventory of stored food items.  Packers on mobile crew are also responsible for assisting in the loading and unloading of vehicles. Must be able to lift at least 40 pound boxes. High school diploma /GED preferred.  Need to read and write legibly with basic math skills.

FOSTER GRANDPARENTS

Program Coordinator

Responsible for the service provision and management of a particular program under the direction of the Program Director.  This position requires professional knowledge and skills sufficient to evaluate program functioning and to stimulate program development.  It requires the ability to document services, prepare reports and manage the physical resources of the program.  The position requires training and supervision of various levels of direct of care staff.  

Essential Functions:

  • Communicates with the Program Director and other Project staff as necessary to effectively accomplish the duties of the job and reach the goals of the program.
  • Ensures that Program volunteers serve under the terms of their job description that is known as the list of Appropriate and Inappropriate Activities for Foster Grandparents.
  • Assists with recruitment, screening, placement, in-service training, and supervision of Foster Grandparents.
  • Monitors completion of all necessary Program forms and documents of Foster Grandparents serving in the program with collaboration with other sponsor staff ensuring that all paperwork and steps for pre-service have been met for all volunteers prior to placement.
  • Serves as liaison between the Program and staff of Foster Grandparent Volunteer Stations.
  • Monitors progress towards achieving the guidelines and expected outcomes and impact specified in assignment plans.
  • Trains Volunteers on relevant Foster Grandparent policies and procedures.
  • Solves problems at individual volunteer work sites in cooperation with site staff and visits volunteer work sites as necessary to assess effectiveness of Foster Grandparent services. Ensures problems are elevated as needed.
  • Provides information and support to Foster Grandparents.
  • Assists the Program Director in organizing the Annual Recognition Luncheon, in-service meetings and other special events.
  • Attends quarterly meetings of program advisory council. Assists in completing the minutes, as requested.
  • Maintains records of sick leave, vacation, stipends, travel, meals and physicals for all volunteers.
  • Maintains Client tracking database information and files for volunteers.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

HEAD START

Center Director
The Head Start/Early Head Start Center Director will oversee the day-to-day operation of the assigned HS/EHS center.  The Center Director will provide leadership and supervision to all center staff and serve as a liaison to the central office, parents and community.  The Center Director works under the supervision of the School Readiness Coordinator.  The Center Director shall be responsible for the daily operations and management of an assigned center including all staff and community/parent involvement.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  • Knowledge of Infant/Toddler and Preschool child development and services for pregnant women.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  • Ability to travel extensively within area as assigned.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Ability to work in another position when needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage daily operations of supervising Education staff (Ensure classroom lesson plans and interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy)
  • Manage daily operations of supervising Family Advocates (including monitoring family services, parent meetings/trainings).
  • Manage daily operations of supervising Nutrition Workers (including monitoring nutrition-related activities and adherence to special diets).
  • Manage daily operations of center facilities (including submitting work orders and following up on work orders, maintaining daily facility needs).
  • Maintain a current roster of qualified substitutes and ensure appropriate coverage for absent employee(s).
  • Assist in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter and maintain data for recordkeeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Assist in completing annual information packets for State Licensing Requirements.
  • Monitor to ensure classroom activities are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Monitor to ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Monitor to ensure all screenings and assessments are completed according to program calendar and that all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Monitor all classrooms daily to ensure compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the compilation of CLASS improvement plans.
  • Assist with conducting CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) observations (quarterly)
  • Monitor to ensure that nutrition services for Infants and Toddlers meet individual needs which include preparation of bottles and serving meals.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Monitor to ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the center.
  • Ensure all reports are submitted accurately and timely to appropriate staff.
  • Organize and conduct regularly scheduled center Staff meetings and ensure that accurate minutes are recorded.
  • Check email a minimum of 3x daily.
  • Ensure staff performance concerns are addressed timely and documented accordingly. Communicate concerns to School Readiness Coordinator.
  • Ensure communication with Head Start Administrative Team is maintained via e-mail and phone calls
  • Secure and document In-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Adhere to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.

Other duties, as assigned.

Early Head Start Teacher (Incarnate Word & St. Paul)
The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The Early Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of infant and toddler growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Ability to work in another position when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

Infant Toddler CDA credential with three years Early Childhood experience and ability to work continuously toward an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Complete daily experience sheets for each child throughout the day to keep parents informed about their child’s diapering, nap and feeding schedules.
  • Provide transition activities for each child according to procedure for children moving from room to room as well as into Head Start.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffings to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for recordkeeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor substitutes and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check emails a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.

Other duties, as assigned.

Early Head Start Teacher
The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The Early Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of infant and toddler growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  2. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  4. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  5. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  6. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

Infant Toddler CDA credential with three years Early Childhood experience and ability to work continuously toward an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Complete daily experience sheets for each child throughout the day to keep parents informed about their child’s diapering, nap and feeding schedules.
  • Provide transition activities for each child according to procedure for children moving from room to room as well as into Head Start.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffings to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for record-keeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor substitutes and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check emails a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.

Other duties, as assigned.

Early Head Start Teacher Aide (Incarnate Word)
The Head Start Teacher Aide works under the supervision of the Head Start Teacher.  The Head Start Teacher Aide assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled.  The Head Start Teacher Aide assists in planning, with the supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. 

 

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

 

  1. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  2. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
  3. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  4. Ability to operate the internet, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Outlook.
  5. Ability to fill in for the Head Start teacher when needed.
  6. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run; Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

CDA certification or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field preferred. Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Assist with the creation/implementation of lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to Policies and Procedures, including IEP goals and objectives as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist in creating a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Assist in implementing approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Assist in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist with ensuring that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Assist with the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Assist in the provision of a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Assist in ensuring that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Assist with providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Assist with all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Assist with entering and reviewing all documentation into Child Plus and TSG according with program calendar and Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.

Other duties, as assigned.

Family Advocate
The Family Advocate is the outreach person for Catholic Charities Head Start Program, to families of the preschools of the community.   She/he coordinates Parent Empowerment Programs and responsible for the Head State Parental Involvement Program.  She/he is responsible for compliance regulations in regard to Head Start Program.  Primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing the Family and Community Partnership service area. Recruits and enrolls children. Develops and implements Individualized Family Partnership agreements with parents. Acts as community liaison for the agency.

Knowledge:

This position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as the ability to manage projects and be attentive to details.  It requires the ability to function independently as a leader, delegate and partner with a core management team.  The position requires a commitment to excellence in customer service and the ability to work in close collaboration with the Family Advocates. It requires dedication to ensuing the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the agency.

Family Advocates who enroll Head Start/Early Head Start children must have the knowledge and skill necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with young children and their families, and sufficient knowledge to implement the Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree in Social Work or a related field of study;
  • Must have 3 years of experience in working with children and families;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Must also possess an understanding of the Head Start philosophy. Familiarity with child development or early childhood education.  Knowledge of community resources and the social services system. Experience organizing, implementing, and managing multiple responsibilities under pressure. Experience in the use of computer data base and/or word. Ability to manage time efficiently.

Essential Functions:

  • Organizes, facilitates and conducts meetings and training sessions for staff and parents on social service issues and completing all documentation before and after events
  • Assists parents in developing individualized short-and long-term goals and in accomplishing them.
  • Assists in organizing and facilitating all Parent Committee and Policy Committee meetings according to federal HS guidelines, and provides training to parent representatives.
  • Attends pre-service training; participates in CCANO pre-service training and maintains ongoing efforts for professional development.
  • Maintains organized records of activities related to the Family Partnership Area, including but not limited to, family files.
  • Coordinates efforts to encourage community members and parents as volunteers.
  • Attends all center staffing, staff and management meetings.
  • Ensures the delivery of social services, emergency and non-emergency services, directly or through referrals.
  • Assists in the development and updating of the Community Resources Directory.
  • Delivers one lesson per classroom per month to the students of the center on a topic approved by the Center Supervisor.
  • Responds to children’s three-day absences and follows up according to procedure.
  • Participate in or facilitate case management
  • Submits accurate, timely reports as requested by center director or administration.
  • Ensures absolute confidentiality with respect to information records concerning families and children.
  • Performs ongoing recruitment, and documents accurately.
  • Assists in the transition of students to Kindergarten or other child care facilities.
  • Performs other duties, as requested.
  • Develop and coordinate education parenting programs for preschool families.
  • Provides a special focus for the needs of husbands and fathers.
  • Establish and maintains relationships with early childhood education providers and community organizations to coordinate educational services.
  • Counsel families on issues and problems related to parenting.
  • Provides quarterly quality-monitoring services to all Catholic Charities Head Start programs to assure they meet all Federal and State mandates.
  • Participates in parent meetings, workshops and seminars to remain current on issues that affect families.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to pass a physical exam and TB test yearly.
  • Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana Licensing Agency.
  • Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases and breathing impairments.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to: manipulate cleaning supplies and equipment. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Ability to learn and comprehend information from Procedures Manuals and other materials.
  • Must be able to physically move through the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required.

Successful experience working as an effective member of a team desirable. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients also desirable.

Food Tech
 The Food Technician is responsible for guaranteeing that the children are served nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks. It is the Food Technician’s responsibility to prepare these meals and snacks by methods that maintain high nutrient levels and that are sanitary. It is also the Food Technician’s duty to deliver meals to the classroom ready for family style meal service and suitable for the children’s age and development. The Food Technician purchases all food and supplies necessary with the assistance of the Lead Food Technician and keeps records required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Grantee. This position involves extensive organizing, problem solving, record keeping, and time management.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and prepares foods in accordance with Head Start Food Service Policy, Menus and Recipes.
  • Purchases food and supplies necessary to prepare the planned menus for the number of enrolled children and program staff.
  • Plans meals far enough ahead to minimize the need for food substitutions; when substitutions are necessary, with prior approval, purchases and serves food of equivalent nutritional value. With guidance from the Nutritionist, modifies menus for children’s field trips; notes all modifications and substitutes on posted menu and for CACFP records.
  • Prepares meals and snacks in such a way that a minimum of nutrients are lost from foods, that ensure foods taste good and look appealing, and that there are ample amounts of foods for children to have as many servings as they need.
  • Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.
  • With the guidance of the contracted Nutritionist, modifies menus and recipes and prepares foods to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers and the medical and feeding needs of children with disabilities or food allergies.
  • Delivers foods from the kitchen to the classrooms (if necessary) ready to be served as suitable for the children’s age and development.
  • Maintains cost control, budget and inventory systems based on CAFCP procedures including records of food production, service and attendance.
  • Assures the proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; identifies equipment needs for food preparation and service and assists in purchasing as needed.
  • Assists teachers with developing food activities for the children in the classroom.
  • Proper clothing, shoes and hair restraints according to Health Department Standards are to be worn daily.
  • Cooperates with and participates in nutrition education activities for staff, parents and children.
  • Participates in all emergency drills and environmental safety activities.
  • Attends and participates in grantee-sponsored trainings, center pre-service and in-service trainings, and other continuing education, career and professional development opportunities.
  • Participates in the agency’s self-evaluation process and grantee monitoring visits and complies with any applicable Program Improvement Plans developed.
  • Participates in general staff meetings and other meetings and events planned by the grantee and delegate agency as requested.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Education:

It is preferred that the Food Technician have course work and training in foods, nutrition and/or dietetics and a high school diploma/GED. It is also preferred that the Food Technician possess a current Safe Serve Certificate at the time of hiring or willing to secure one. A commitment to secure continuing education related to employment with the Agency is required.

Experience:

Possess knowledge of the principles and practices and current state of child nutrition and of the eating habits of the children served in the program. Demonstrated skills in preparing these foods in a nutritious, good tasting and appealing manner. Experience in child food service preparation and management desirable. Knowledge of CACFP requirements also desirable. Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of low-income and migrant families. Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass a physical exam every two years and a TB test yearly. Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana’s Licensing Agency.  Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.  Manual dexterity sufficient to: use kitchen utensils and equipment, wash dishes, operate office equipment including, but not limited to, the telephone & copier, and use hand writing materials to prepare reports and documentation. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, time management and analytical skills. Must be able to travel periodically to trainings. Ability to learn and comprehend information from trainings, manuals, and other materials. Ability to calculate to determine number of meals to be served and to adjust recipes and serving portions. Must be able to physically move through grocery stores, the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients desirable. Must possess personal qualifications including: emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of Head Start, respect for children and adults from various cultures and backgrounds, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.

Special Education Assistant Teacher
 The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher works under the supervision of the Disabilities Coordinator and along with Head Start Teacher in classroom.  The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled.  The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists in planning, with supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction as stated on an IEP and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate the internet, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to fill in the Head Start teacher when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, bend, walk, talk, hear, use hands to grip and type, reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces, climb stairs, run, must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizen or authorized alien.
  • Minimum age 20 years.
  • Associate Degree (or higher) or 2 years of college credit (48 semester hours minimum; to include English Composition hours, to include English/Reading  6 hours, Special Education Courses – 6 hours, and Mathematics – 9 hours) or Para Pro Assessment results (minimum score of 450) and high school diploma.
  • Willingness to meet and complete certification standards that have been set by the Louisiana State Department of Education and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start Program within one year of being hired.
  • Effective oral and written expression.
  • Previous experience and ability to work with special education students across multiple environments.
  • CDA certification.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Assist with the creation/implementation of lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to Policies and Procedures, including IEP goals and objectives as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist in creating a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Assist in implementing approved weekly lesson plans in the classroom daily.
  • Assist with ensuring that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Assist with the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
  • Use screening, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Assist in the provision of a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Assist in ensuring that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Assist with providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Assist with all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Assist with entering and reviewing all documentation into ChildPlus and TSG according with program calendar and Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of two times daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-services as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular Attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Substitute Teacher (PRN)
The substitute teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The employee will work on an “as needed” basis subject to being called in on short notice by the Center Director.  The employee may be called to perform duties to include classroom assisting, nutrition, custodial, and clerical.  If in the classroom, the employee will manage the classroom in such a way so that all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development Practices are adequately met. The employee will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. If in the kitchen, the employee will prepare food as planned by the Nutrition Coordinator/Consultant and assist in the implementation of family style service of meals, as well as the modification of menus according to the special dietary needs of children. If acting as a custodian, the employee will follow the regular cleaning schedule/duties.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of early childhood growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Ability to work in another position when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Essential Functions:
Classroom Duties

  • Use the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children
  • Follow lesson plans already created by permanent classroom teacher. (For short-term substitutes.)
  • Complete lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups including IEP/IFSP goals and objectives as needed. (For long-term Substitutes.)
  • Collect anecdotal notes on children. (For long-term Substitutes)
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Follow the balanced daily schedule of child initiated and adult directed activities.
  • Continue any modifications that are made to include children with special needs.
  • Provide experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Communicate effectively with families during daily contact at the center.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required time frame.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns.
  • Ensure that sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or CDA with three years Early Childhood experience.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills. 

Teacher (St. Mary of the Angels)
The Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Ability to work in another position when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at child’s level; stand; stoop; squat; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or Associate’s degree with five (5) years’ experience working in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for recordkeeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor teacher assistants, substitutes, and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

HOMELESS SERVICES

Family Coach
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Homeless Services is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to take on the role of Family Coach for our Bethlehem Housing Services. Bethlehem Housing takes a holistic approach to guiding families out of homelessness. We assist with emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and intensive case management.

The Family Coach supports families through their journey out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency. This position is responsible for basic case management tasks such as referrals, goal setting, and case planning as well as advanced coaching tasks to ensure long term success for families.

This position requires travel throughout the 8 civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, Washington, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles and St. James.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

This position requires strong organizational, relational, communication, and data entry skills plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The Family Coach will be working in a fast paced environment and must be able to provide excellent customer service under these circumstances. Proficiency in Excel, Word, and internet applications is essential. Applicant should have demonstrated the ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds and have a commitment to CCANO’s mission. Reliable transportation and the ability to be mobile are requirements since home visits and attending meetings will be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related social service field. Master’s degree preferred but not required.

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must for the position.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

Three years case management experience with homeless population preferred.

Essential Functions:

Screening and assessing clients in need of assistance.

Maintains accurate, well written records and case notes/plans.

Develops, monitors, and regularly evaluates case plans to address concerns and assists client in becoming self-sufficient.

Refers clients to appropriate services within CCANO and other organizations.

Attends meetings with local and regional government agencies and private organizations in order to secure assistance and/or advocate for clients in need.

Provides intense financial and life coaching for families on an ongoing basis throughout intervention.

Complies with reporting requirements.

Adheres to CCANO’s policies and procedures.

Complies with Bethlehem Housing operational guidelines.

All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This position is based at Incarnate Word in New Orleans and requires travel within the 8 civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The majority of the work will be accomplished in homes throughout the service area.

PRN Bilingual Case Worker (Bethlehem Housing)
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Homeless Services is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to take on the role of Bilingual Case Worker for our Bethlehem Housing Services. The services of the bilingual case worker will be as needed basis.  Bethlehem Housing takes a holistic approach to guiding families out of homelessness. We assist with emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and intensive case management.

The Bilingual Case Worker supports families through their journey out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency. This position is responsible for basic case management tasks such as referrals, goal setting, and case planning as well as advanced coaching tasks to ensure long term success for families.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience working with immigrant families required.  This position requires strong organizational, relational, communication, and data entry skills plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The Bilingual Case Worker will be working in a fast paced environment and must be able to provide excellent customer service under these circumstances. Proficiency in Excel, Word, and internet applications is essential.  Applicant should have demonstrated the ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds and have a commitment to CCANO’s mission. Reliable transportation and the ability to be mobile are requirements since home visits and attending meetings will be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.
  • Experience working with immigrant families required.
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must for the position.

Essential Functions:

  • Screens and assesses clients in need of assistance.
  • Connects families to emergency shelter.
  • Locates long-term rental housing for families. Works with landlords to negotiate leases.
  • Maintains accurate, well written records and case notes/plans.
  • Develops, monitors, and regularly evaluates case plans to address concerns and assists client in becoming self-sufficient.
  • Refers clients to appropriate services within CCANO and other organizations.
  • Provides intense financial and life coaching for families on an ongoing basis throughout intervention.
  • Complies with reporting requirements.
  • Adheres to CCANO’s policies and procedures.
  • Complies with Bethlehem Housing operational guidelines.

All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

HUMAN RESOURCES

HR Clerk
The HR Clerk performs a variety of day-to-day HR duties on a professional level. Some of the responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ordering supplies, record keeping, data entry, maintaining employee records, protecting confidential and sensitive information, and providing administrative support on various projects and departmental functions.

Essential Functions

  • Screens and distributes incoming mail.
  • Maintains personnel records; performs data entry of pertinent personnel information, maintains complete and secure hardcopy records, ensures proper documentation is maintained, and formulates basic queries and reports.
  • Tracks performance documentation is maintained, and formulates basic queries and reports. Tracks performance appraisals and provides reminders to supervisory staff.
  • Completes E-Verify, monthly reports and order supplies.
  • Conducts reference verifications where required.
  • Completes quarterly audits.
  • Other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.
  • Ensures proper documentation is maintained in files.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced & ministry oriented environment.
  • Works as part of a team, as well as complete assignments independently.
  • Maintains a professional, compassionate and welcoming attitude toward managers, co-workers, and visitors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications

High School Diploma required. Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred.  Requires knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets applications. Requires two years of clerical or administrative experience. Requires the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.  Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationship with co-workers. Ability to apply basic skills relative to office administration. Must possess personal qualities related to respect for the rights and confidentiality of others.

HR Representative
 The HR Representative will assist in development, implementation and conducting of training programs. These include new and existing, skill-specific and job-specific training programs. This individual will provide training and support for the personnel of the 38 diverse programs of Catholic Charities, ANO. The HR Representative will be responsible for facilitation of varied and flexible curriculums, which are customer-responsive, quality driven and mission focused. Minimum of two years training delivery experience necessary. Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.  CPR/First Aid Trainer preferred.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Administrative Assistant
General Administrative Support:  Provide and coordinate administrative and operational support to program staff, ensure that program staff are compliant with grant and agency policies and procedures, assist in developing clear and streamlined program protocols, oversee special project tasks and programmatic activities, and monitor deadlines.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to: English/Spanish interpretation and translation, assisting staff in document review and other aspects of case preparation; conducting intakes; drafting certain documents and forms for review; corresponding with clients by phone, email and in person; managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and document collection; organize, maintain, and update clients’ case files and records in physical filing case management software; data entry; mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.  Schedule and coordinate meetings as required. Maintain records.  Assist with preparation of progress and financial reports and budgeting as needed.   Coordinate purchasing; obtain quotes, submits orders, and processes invoice transmittals, including travel/mileage reimbursements.  Assist with supervision of building operations. Other tasks may also be assigned to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills.
  • Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and develop creative solutions is desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
Attorney
The Immigration Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief, as well as family-based petitions, bond hearings, and other types of legal relief.  The majority of clients are unaccompanied children, as well as other populations in need of humanitarian protection.  S/he will also represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court.

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

Legal Assistant
Catholic Charities Immigration Services, a nonprofit organization, is seeking an Immigration Legal Assistant.  The Legal Assistant will support the Immigration Attorneys to prepare various aspects of a client’s immigration case, and is expected to train for accreditation to practice immigration law as an immigration representative by the Department of Justice.  Legal Assistants also serve as interpreters in English and Spanish.

Responsibilities include: Prepare applications for legal relief, conduct legal intakes, screening and assessing eligibility for legal relief, develop legal defense strategies, draft legal statements, and assist attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation. As a Translator/Interpreter, duties will include translation of legal forms, certificates, and declarations as well as legal interpretation at court hearings, government interviews, and with pro bono attorneys.   Legal Assistants will participate in relevant trainings, and will provide specialized trainings to staff and external parties, including attorneys. Other tasks may include corresponding with clients and government officials by phone, email and in person;  managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and  document collection;  organizing, maintaining, and updating clients’ case files and records in physical files and case management software; payment collection/invoicing (for non-pro bono cases); mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills. Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and legal issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.

Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Staff Attorney
 The Immigration Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief, as well as family-based petitions, bond hearings, and other types of legal relief.  The majority of clients are unaccompanied children, as well as other populations in need of humanitarian protection.  S/he will also represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court. 

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

 

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and agilbert@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

Translator

Responsibilities:

  • Translation of legal documents – converting documents written in Spanish to documents written in English. Common documents include but are not limited to:
    • Birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates
    • Diplomas and school records
    • Police reports
    • Letters and affidavits
  • Originate and complete a Certification of Translation of Record for translations that require notarization;
  • Complete translations in a consistent and professional format using electronic templates;
  • Properly file and maintain records of all translations received and prepared;
  • Answer phone calls and maintain record of calls received;
  • Attend trainings when assigned by Program Director or supervisor;
  • Occasionally cover reception desk during lunch and/or when receptionist is absent;
  • Other related tasks as assigned.

This position is dependent on the needs of our client population and will operate on an on-call/as needed basis which may vary week to week.  Average expected time commitment is 2-3 days a week.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Written fluency in English and Spanish required. Professional certification in translation is highly desirable.
  • Strong and efficient computer skills; including proficiency with using templates and preparing documents in Microsoft Office for spell check, etc. and use of electronic databases;
  • Organized, with an excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to communicate well with others, including clients, attorneys, and other administrative staff members;
  • Professional phone manner, patience, and flexibility;
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Applicants with an interest in social services, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Rosa Cartagena at rcartagena@ccano.org

ISAIAH 43

Family Resource Coordinator
The Family Resource Coordinator is responsible working collaboratively with Isaiah 43 Program Director and Program Coordinator and associated entities to support to families and youth who participate in Isaiah 43 programs. The Family Resource Coordinator participates in operational activities including training, enrollment, and goal setting, and engages families from a strengths-based perspective to develop and implement focused support plans as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The Family Resource Coordinator should have knowledge of systemic change theory, family engagement strategies, and community-based outreach and education. An ability to work harmoniously and holistically, as part of a team with staff, volunteers, clients, and partners is required. Family Resource Coordinator must demonstrate a philosophy and value base consistent with the mission and values of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, utilizing a strengths and empowerment perspective and working toward increasing the capacities of program participants with an emphasis on strengthening families. Family Resource Coordinator must be able to work effectively and respectfully with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Family Resource Coordinator must have excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, public speaking and facilitation skills, the ability to establish trust with clients and to practice motivational interviewing.  Knowledge of school and Special Education systems preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: The Family Resource Coordinator must possess a MSW, LCSW, and be licensed to practice in Louisiana.  Experience working with families is required. Must be able to travel on a regular basis to program sites and client homes within the Archdiocese as well as work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends.   

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with screening, training, enrollment, facilitation, and evaluation activities related to the implementation of Isaiah 43 programs. 
  • Develop empowering relationships with families to offer support and resources as appropriate. 
  • Work intensively with identified families to develop goals and strategies that build strength within the family. 
  • Act as liaison and advocate for families to access other programs and services.
  • Act as a liaison and resource for mentors and help them implement one-on-one mentoring activities to support mentees’ goals.
  • Develop workshop content specific to the goals of the program. 
  • Assist Program Director in evaluating program activities and outcomes. 
  • On a limited basis, provide therapeutic intervention with children and/or parents enrolled in the program.  

 

Reporting Relationship:  The Family Resource Coordinator will report to the Isaiah 43 Program Director. 

OCEAN AVE

Direct Service Worker
Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly. 

PACE, Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Homecare Coordinator
Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services with daily oversight and direction from the RN Care Manager assigned as the team lead, the LPN Home Care Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of home care services for the PACE participants, including the coordination of all durable medical equipment. The Home Care Coordinator performs home visits, oversees home health contract providers, personal care attendant contract providers and participates in the Interdisciplinary Team. The Home Care Coordinator is also responsible for in home assessments, appropriate planning of participant care, implementing and managing care pathways, ongoing evaluation of treatment modalities and leadership for certified and unlicensed staff members in the community setting.

Qualifications:

Licensed Practical Nurse with two years of experience in geriatrics and 3 years of active nursing experience.    Must be licensed in The State of Louisiana (unencumbered),  possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license and have CPR certification.  Has the ability to function well in a team environment.

Per PACE Regulation Section 460.104:

  • As a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary team, the home health coordinator is responsible for the following:
    • Regularly informing the interdisciplinary team of the medical, functional, and psychosocial condition of each participant
    • Remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers
    • Documenting changes of a participant’s condition in the participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies established by the medical director
  • Each home health coordinator is responsible for the following:
    • Managing a participant’s medical situations in their home environment, including coordinating therapy, durable medical equipment, and personal care services
    • Monitoring a participant’s use of medical specialists and inpatient care
    • An initial comprehensive home care assessment
    • Participation in the development of a plan of care
    • Periodic reassessments on a semi-annual basis or as a participant’s condition dictates
    • Ensuring that unscheduled reassessments take place either due to a change in participant status or at the request of the participant or designated representative

Additional Essential Functions:

  • With supervision and input from the RN Care Manager, coordinates and supervises all nursing care for participants in the nursing home, according to program standards. This includes effective interaction with other facility staff
  • With supervision and input from the RN Care Manager, manages the home care staff in conjunction with Social Services
  • With supervision and input from the RN Care Manager, coordinates, supervises, assesses competency and performance standards of PCA and home care agency providers for delivering PACE program care standards
  • Participates in the coordination of a 24 hour care delivery system
LPN
Provides nursing care to participants under the direct and indirect supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services.  Provides care for participants in common clinical situations utilizing advanced nursing practice knowledge and skills. The position requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.    

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises PACE Center. Collects participant data and completes required forms with appropriate responses according to PACE Center standards; identifies participant’s overt problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and/or follow-up; and data collections using critical thinking skills
  • Responsible for assisting the RN Clinic Manager in the delivery and coordination of participant based care within the PACE organization’s Makes referrals to multidisciplinary support services; follows participant care plan developed by RN.
  • Demonstrates understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of participants; explains nursing procedures in appropriate forms; identifies problems requiring emergency measures; understands and demonstrates respect for participant rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management of ethical issues in participant care.
  • Records patient care delivered as planned, and any variations, with rationale as appropriate; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems.
  • Recognizes problems and takes responsibility for documenting same; complies with PACE CENTER expectations to meet staffing demands based on participant care needs.
  • Assists with the coordination of all agency activities including direct and indirect participant services.
  • Assures all participants related information is maintained in a confidential manner in compliance with all HIPPA rules and regulations.
  • Respond to participant emergency in Day Center as needed.
  • Supervises C.N.A.’s and schedules home visits. Coordinates and schedules C.N.A.’s
  • Makes home visits as needed.
  • Complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working conditions and recognizes inappropriate participant care management, resolves issues/problems and completes written reports.
  • Other Duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: A graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and possess a current Louisiana license to practice nursing.    Prefer applicant have at least 12 months LPN experience with at least a year in geriatric medicine.  Must have practiced nursing in the last 3 years. Supervisory experience

Lead Certified Nursing Assistant
Under the direct supervision of the Day Center RN and reporting to the Center Director.  Responsibilities include but not limited to personal care, non-skilled treatments, and assistance with toileting, feeding, recreational activities, and escorting participants to and from physician appointments or other services outside of the PACE GNO ADHC.  The Lead Certified Nursing Assistant is also responsible for the general oversight of all other staff Certified Nursing Assistants assigned to the Day Center.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED, Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License and CPR certification.  One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. Must be able to maneuver and operate general household equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct personal care and hygiene to participants.
  • Performs duties in a manner that assures the personal privacy and dignity of participants (i.e. HIPPA compliance).
  • Accepts all assignments with courtesy and a positive disposition.
  • Assist participants with toileting, feeding and other activities of daily living as assigned.
  • Performs non-skilled tasks as assigned as part of the established plan of care.
  • Assist in the transportation of participants for facility outings and assist in the ambulation of participants.
  • Assist with Center activities such as lunch service and or other therapies as assigned.
  • Assist in conducting group classes by managing the activities appropriate to participant’s level of functioning.
  • Participates in Morning Meetings, Interdisciplinary Team Meetings, in service training, program functions and all other required Center based meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the facility.
  • Assist participants in their homes with personal care needs when assigned.
  • Coordinates, provides oversight, and assesses competency and performance standards of Day Center CNA as well as agency CNA/PCA assigned to the Day Center.
  • Ensures adequate CNA staffing in the Day Center.
  • Responsible for completion of weekly CNA assignment schedules and the overall maintenance of the Day Center activities.
  • Provides Day Center RN and/or Center Director with routine updates on staffing issues/needs.
  • Provide a list of any/all needed Day Center supplies and give written notification to Center Director’s Assistant.
  • Provide a copy of written notification to families concerning holiday closings, the need for additional sets of clothing, etc. with the assistance of the Center Director’s Assistant.
  • Evaluates the overall needs of the Day Center and reports findings to Day Center RN and/or Center Director.
  • Establishes priorities and delegates responsibilities when necessary to maintain continuity of participant care within the Day Center area.
  • Assists in orientation of new/agency CNA by acting as a preceptor when requested.
  • Performs and completes all other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Excellent to poor lighting in working environment.
  • Potential exposure to patient blood/body fluids.
  • Contact with patients under variety of circumstances i.e., irrational, hostile, grieving, actively dying
  • Subject to frequent interruptions and distractions within the work environment
  • Probability for unexpected crisis situation to occur.
Social Worker Lead
This position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services.  Responsible for the direct social work case management services for PACE participants and their caregivers.  Provides social services support to include participant screening, case management, counseling and referral.  Provides appropriate interventions, emotional support, resource information, and assistance with discharge planning and community referrals as indicated.  Able to work in diverse geriatric participant and staff populations; able to work independently and amicably in the interdisciplinary team setting.

Qualifications Per PACE Regulation Section 460.102:

Master’s Degree from an accredited School of Social Work with two years of experience in a health related area as well as one year of experience working with the geriatric population.   LCSW preferred.  Should possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Position requires individual therapy skills geared toward geriatric participants, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities.  Work to be performed includes visits to private homes of PACE enrollees and contracted facilities within the community.  Position requires frequent travel in and around greater New Orleans area. 

Per PACE Regulation Section 460.104; 460.98:

  • As a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary team, the social worker is responsible for the following:
    • Regularly informing the interdisciplinary team of the medical, functional, and psychosocial condition of each participant
    • Providing clinical consultation as an active member of the interdisciplinary care
    • team
    • Remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers
    • Documenting changes of a participant’s condition in the participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies established by the medical director
    • Providing routine updates to the participant’s plan of care to reflect participant/caregiver based goals and interventions
    • Attending to system dynamics of the PACE organization to foster best use of resources, effective service delivery, and participant and family satisfaction
    • Advocating for the interventions that alleviate burden and facilitate coping for the participant and caregivers
    • Ensuring compliance with practice standards and codes

Other duties as needed.

PADUA COMMUNITY SERVICES, comprehensive and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities 

Direct Service Worker
The Coordinator/Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) is responsible for overseeing the implementation of an individual’s program plan.  This person reports to the Administrator.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

This position requires professional knowledge and skills sufficient to implement and evaluate program functioning and to stimulate program development.  It requires a high degree of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.  This person must possess the ability to document services, prepare reports, in-service program staff, and serve as liaison with the Office for Citizen with Developmental Disabilities, Health Standards, Schools, Adult Day Healthcare, and Day Programs.  This position also requires interfacing with external providers who offer services in accordance with the Individualized Program Plan.

Essential functions

  • Chairs the admission committee and coordinates all visits, tours, and admissions into the programs.
  • Establishes and maintains professional communication with all clients, guardians/advocates/families. staff, state surveyors, community groups, volunteers
  • Chairs the Interdisciplinary Team, Admissions Committee, coordinates program tours, and markets the services of the residential programs,
  • Secures client certification within timely manner
  • Secures Representative Payee status from Social Security Administration for the programs. Submit the admission form 148 to Medicaid to generate the decision letter, and obtain the form 142 from OCDD
  • Develop person-centered plans annually and monitor programs on a quarterly basis for progress or regression,
  • Coordinate IPP meetings with guardian, ensure representation of all committee members participate,
  • Participate in IEP meetings and Staffing of day programs
  • Monitors program activity in Therap, train managers and staff on program implementation,
  • Track clients home visits and keep families aware of the 45-day leave and their financial responsibility once the leave days are exhausted,
  • Management of consultant evaluations and reports,
  • Chairs the Human Rights Committee
  • Marketing programs to ensure no client vacancies,
  • Participates in QIDP briefings with department leaders and managers no less than twice per week,
  • Manage client finances so as not to exceed $2000,
  • Ensure all programs maintain compliance with LDH- Health Standards, complete plan of corrections in the event of deficiencies,
  • Enroll all clients into proper day programs and schools
  • Maintain availability to programs during an emergency evacuation
  • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor

Physical Demands

Physical activities moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature

  • Stand approximately 25% of the time.
  • Sit up to 66% of the time.
  • Walk up to 33% of the time.
  • Use hands to finger, feel or handle over 66% of the time.
  • Stoop, kneel, or crouch 20% if the time.
  • Requires the ability to talk and hear.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds at least 25% of the time.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items works with the fingers and perceives attributes of objects and material.
Direct Service Worker
The Direct Service Worker is responsible for providing individualized and custodial care and supervision to clients with physical and intellectual disabilities, under the direction of the supervisor. Direct Service Workers provide supervision for clients in order to guard their safety and well-being. They also supervise active treatment program activities and community integration 

Qualification

High School Diploma/GED, valid driver license, and an acceptable accident/violation motor vehicle record.

Essential functions

  • Participate in the development and implementation of individual program plans.
  • Provide Custodial Care (lifting, bathing/assisting bathing, feeding/monitoring meal time, transferring, changing of clothes/diapers) of clients.
  • Assisting clients with daily living skills and document accordingly.
  • Administer medication if appropriate.
  • Provide assistance in monitoring client health in accordance with client’s health care plan.
  • Drive, assist, and attend to clients on visits to hospitals and various other provider services in the community.
  • Provide routine maintenance of clients’ equipment and physical plant operations:
  • Maintain client habilitation and health care equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of facility.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor, including, but not limited to: Attend and participate in staff and client related meetings, Successfully complete all required in-service training, Effectively communicate needs and concerns of clients to their supervisor/nursing department.

Physical/Environmental demands

Physical Activities: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.

  • Stand between 33% to 66% of the time.
  • Walk up to 33% of the time.
  • Use hands to finger, feel or handle over 66% of the time.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl between 33% to 66%.
  • Requires the ability to hear and talk.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds over 66% of time worked required
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

 

Environmental Demands:

  • Noise level can become loud (factory setting).
  • Minor air contamination risks (disagreeable odors).
  • Position requires working around various moving parts up to 66% of time.
  • Up to 66% of time may be in outdoor setting.
  • Exposure to various cleaning chemical up to 66% of time.
  • Risk of radiation (x-ray of clients) up to 66% of time.
  • Minor exposure to vibration, less than 33% of time.
Direct Service Worker (Ocean Avenue)
The Direct Service Worker is responsible for providing individualized and custodial care and supervision to clients with physical and intellectual disabilities, under the direction of the supervisor. Direct Service Workers provide supervision for clients in order to guard their safety and well-being. They also supervise active treatment program activities and community integration.

Qualifications:

Pass competency test, valid driver license, and an acceptable accident/violation motor vehicle record.

Essential functions:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of individual program plans.
  • Provide Custodial Care (lifting, bathing/assisting bathing, feeding/monitoring meal time, transferring, changing of clothes/diapers) of clients.
  • Assisting clients with daily living skills and document accordingly.
  • Administer medication if appropriate.
  • Provide assistance in monitoring client health in accordance with client’s health care plan.
  • Drive, assist, and attend to clients on visits to hospitals and various other provider services in the community.
  • Provide routine maintenance of clients’ equipment and physical plant operations:
  • Maintain client habilitation and health care equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of facility.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor, including, but not limited to:
  • Attend and participate in staff and client related meetings.
  • Successfully complete all required in-service training.
  • Effectively communicate needs and concerns of clients to their supervisor/nursing department.

Physical/Environmental demands:

Physical Activities: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.

  • Stand between 33% to 66% of the time.
  • Walk up to 33% of the time.
  • Use hands to finger, feel or handle over 66% of the time.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl between 33% to 66%.
  • Requires the ability to hear and talk.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds over 66% of time worked required
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

Environmental Demands:

  • Noise level can become loud (factory setting).
  • Minor air contamination risks (disagreeable odors).
  • Position requires working around various moving parts up to 66% of time.
  • Up to 66% of time may be in outdoor setting.
  • Exposure to various cleaning chemical up to 66% of time.
  • Risk of radiation (x-ray of clients) up to 66% of time.
  • Minor exposure to vibration, less than 33% of time.
LPN
 The LPN is responsible for administering medications and prescribed treatments, documentation of medication administration and daily charting. Documentation of consumers’ health status. Completing quarterly assessments, monitoring and notification to Health Care Coordinator of changes in consumers’ medical status or any noted complications. Communicates with families/guardians as required. Completes any assignments as required by supervisor. Attends in service trainings, and maintains license as required. High School Education and La licensed LPN.
Maintenance Worker
 Individual possesses knowledge and ability to safety operate a vehicle with the established laws and regulation. Position requires the ability to communicate effectively with work personnel and clients. Ability to prepare/submit the required records and reports in a timely manner. Position involved transporting client to and from the assigned destination and assist clients on and off the vehicle: (walk-ons and wheelchairs). Assist with deliveries and pickups; maintains the cleanliness of the vehicle, vehicle maintenance, food transportation and performs other duties as directed by the supervisor. High School Diploma or GED. CDL or Chauffeur’s with patient endorsement.
PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (Days/Nights, 48 hours monthly)
 Responsible for assessments, documentation medication, administration, administration of prescribed treatments, care plan initiation, implementation and review, notifies supervisor/Medical Director of any changes in patient status or complications.  Communicates with clients and families as required, Attends in-serve, trainings, and maintains license and certifications as required.  Unencumbered Louisiana Practical Nursing License; at least 1 year of practical nursing experience in an medical-surgical, nursing home, or long term care setting.  Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.

REFUGEE SERVICES

Americorps Employment Services Success Coach
CCANO’s Refugee Services Program provides holistic case management to support refugee self-sufficiency. The Employment Services Success Coach will enhance the effectiveness of CCANO’s Refugee Employment Services through the management of career counseling and financial literacy services to newly arrived refugees. These services include; budgeting, job readiness training, job placement follow-up, and job retention services. The Employment Services Success Coach will also provide general administrative support to the Employment Services program, as needed.

This position is for a full-time Americorps Employment Services Success Coach. Find more information on the Americorps program, including stipend and other requirements here.

 Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive career counseling services to employable clients;
  • Conduct initial and ongoing client job retention initiatives;
  • Provide regular support to employable clients;
  • Manage the planning and implementation of financial literacy and job readiness training; provide direct financial literacy instruction to clients;
  • Conduct outreach during job fairs and attendance at key workforce development events;
  • Develop and manage relationships with employers, employment agencies, universities, and community-based organizations;
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor thorough records of progress, contacts, and program goals and outcomes;
  • Oversee employment services program evaluation activities and develop tools to measure program effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • GED/ High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in social work, business, International Studies or related field from an accredited institution preferred; 
  • Project management experience preferred; 
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of refugee children, adults, and families;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships;
  • Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, or other languages highly valued;
  • Access to reliable personal transportation required.

Job Status: Full-time (Volunteer/Stipend)

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Janet Lopez at jmlopez@ccano.org

ST. MARY & ELIZABETH

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

ST. ROSALIE

Direct Service Worker
Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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